Health & Wellness

omega-3s
Get More Omega-3s in Your Diet for a Healthier Heart

If you’re trying to improve your heart health, chances are you’re doing things like moving…

The Mental Health Ecosystem Has Responded to COVID-19

COVID-19 presented new challenges that have taken a toll on our nation’s collective mental health.…

Working From Home Is Wreaking Havoc on Our Eyes

If you are one of the many people now working or attending school from home,…

How the Right Kind of Sugar Makes All the Difference

Everyone is becoming more health conscious today, and that means people are paying closer attention…

5 Essential Steps for Managing Blood Sugar

In the U.S. alone, 28.1 million people are living with diabetes, and an added 7.2…

Worried You May Have COVID-19? Here’s What You Can Do

Whether you’ve had exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, have symptoms you’re worried…

Sweet Relief! 4 Reasons to Reach for Fresh Cherries When Coping With Stress

Stress is a common part of anyone’s life, and individuals have long sought natural remedies…

Emotional Fatigue in the Time of Political Upheaval and Covid-19

Most of us have what I call the ‘garden-variety’ of stress. Deadlines, childcare, parents, co-workers—daily…

Napping Your Way to Health

To be honest, I was always someone who ridiculed the idea of taking a nap…

mental health
How to Take Charge of Your Mental Health During COVID-19

Our nation is sharing in an experience with the COVID-19 crisis that will serve to…

ADHD Isn’t Just a Kid Thing

If you are among the millions of adults in the U.S. who do not know…

How to Build a Women’s Health Toolkit During the COVID-19 Crisis

Want an appointment for your vaginal health issues? Many doctors’ offices are shutting down for…

heart health
5 Ingredients for a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle – Plus a Delicious Salmon Recipe!

Your heart is one of the most important organs in your body. It provides your…

diabetes
Three Questions Every Senior With Diabetes Should Ask Their Doctor

If you’re a senior with diabetes, you’re not alone. The statistics are eye opening —…

hearing loss
Has Hearing Loss Impacted Your Life and Relationships?

Pauletta B., a woman with hearing loss, became increasingly embarrassed by having to ask people…

flu shot
Should We Take the Flu Shot More Seriously When Immunocompromised?

Alice Vaught skipped her flu shot one season. That was the year she got the…

From Gummies to Cocktails, CBD Is Everywhere

Before you reach into that jar of CBD gummies, or add some CBD oil to…

Here’s the Scoop on Probiotics

We’re often told when we can’t make a decision, we should trust our gut. And…

What I Have Learned…About Staying Youthful

How comfortable are you in your own skin? Is it okay with you to be…

How a Little Positivity Can Change Your Life

Work demands paired with family demands make modern life extremely busy. Meetings, deadlines, housework, kids’…

3 Ways to Improve Your Self-Care Routine

Self-care — the practice of taking care of oneself — has become a hot topic…

What I have Learned…About Creating Results

I have learned that Life is a perfected learning experience. Have you seen that in…

UTIs
UTIs Cause Roller Coaster of Emotional Pain and Antibiotic Overuse

Women are desperate for solutions to their frequent urinary tract infections, and they’re equally tired…

gluten-free
Gluten-Free Me!

I’m not one of these people who jump on every health bandwagon. So when it…

What I Have Learned About…Staying the Course

A wise man shared with me some challenges in his life. We’d talked about potential…

Why Women Give up Sex: Too Tired, Not in the Mood or Too Dry to Try?

With our busy schedules, it’s easy to forget to make time for sex, which may…

How You Sleep Affects Your Health – and Could Give You Wrinkles

As you drift off to sleep, how does your nightly position affect your health? Whether…

peak experience
What I’ve Learned …. about Desire

Noah Webster describes desire as “an emotion or excitement of the mind, directed to the…

stress
Try These 5 Strategies If You’re Feeling Stressed at Work

Feeling stressed at work? If so, you’re not alone. A recent Gallup Poll revealed that 55%…

incontinence
Incontinence Is Nothing to Sneeze At

Today, we’re inundated with TV ads promoting the use of pads and adult diapers. We…

self sufficiency
What I Have Learned…About Self-Sufficiency

As you begin to read this article, where are you in your life? Just starting…

oral health
Ask the Expert: What About Oral Health as You Age

We all know brushing our teeth twice a day is crucial to keeping our smile…

What I’ve Learned…About Children

We women are a remarkable bunch, don’t you think? The ability to conceive, carry, and…

What I Have Learned….About Beliefs

I used to toss the word beliefs around like it was so many Jelly Bellies.…

nutrition trends
Six Popular Nutrition Trends

The expanded variety of health and wellness options available today can be confusing for consumers…

What I Have Learned…About Others

The topic of Others seems to be one of life’s biggest bugaboos, wouldn’t you agree?…

What You Need to Know about Age-Related Macular Degeneration

The ability to see the people, places and things in front of you is one…

histamine intolerance
Histamine Intolerance- It’s Nothing to Sneeze At!

At the time of this writing, in some parts of the nation -Polar Vortex excluded-…

what i've learned
What I Have Learned…About Buying Stuff

My folks were tight fisted when it came to spending money, so I heard “no”…

Eating Right to Age Healthy – Tips From a Registered Nutritionist

What if you were 60 but felt more like you were 30? Consider taking charge…

biofilm
Film at Eleven – Biofilm, Disease and You

Well, the New Year is upon us, bright, shining and filled with Promise! And if…

life
What I’ve Learned – About Life and Love

I’ve always thought the true value and worth of a nation lies in its seniors.…

stress
4 Simple Tips to Help Reduce Stress

Stress. No one wants it but we all experience it from time to time. Higher…

omega-3s
Heaping Helpings of Omega-3s – How Much Is Too Much or Not Enough?

Each day we are bombarded with heaping helpings of health headlines — the latest, must-know,…

osteoporosis
Answers to Your Questions About Osteoporosis

As people age, they become more likely to develop osteoporosis, a disease that occurs when…

sweet cherries
Mother Nature’s Sweetest & Natural Remedy Treat: Sweet Cherries

This summer, don’t be surprised if dietitians point you to one of Mother Nature’s sweetest…

iron
Iron, Woman — What you need to know about this important mineral during Midlife

Last November, while sitting at my computer keyboard typing away, I suddenly heard a loud,…

big pharma
How Big Pharma Uses Fear in Their Age-Related Ads

“Fear Marketing is an interesting emotion, which affects the thought process and reaction of individuals.…

under my skin
Why Things and People Got Under My Skin

Like the rest of mankind, I’ve let things get under my skin for years. I’d…

Going, Going, Gone-Bowel Health, Beauty and You (Part Two)

Last month, we took rather an in depth look at the importance of bowel health.…

My Nose and I

Get out the sunscreen! Know the signs of skin cancer and get checked. Remember, skin…

Have You Seen Life’s Patterns?

Are you able to see patterns in your life experience? I discovered this concept in…

The Dangers of Low Salt Diets for Seniors

Americans are now living longer than ever before. In fact, one of the fastest growing…

Think You’re too Old to Quit Smoking? Think Again!

It’s no secret that tobacco smoke can be deadly. It is strongly linked to everything…

bowel health
Going, Going, Gone – Bowel Health, Beauty and You (Part One)

For years I’ve taught women that the skin is NOT just a shell covering the…

acceptance
Unfolding Acceptance: A Young Girl’s Story

She was the first born, one of those leaderless strong women whose privilege it is…

probiotics
Effective Ways to Improve Your Health — like Adding Probiotics

At the turn of the calendar, many people begin taking action on what they plan…

breakfast
Your Breakfast Habit Is One Time-Saving Step That Should Not Be Skipped

It happens: You hit the snooze button once, twice, then three times, so when you’re…

Anxiety

People usually think bad words have four letters. Sadly over 40 million of us in…

Haven’t Women Always Been Strong?

I’d like to talk with you about Possibility Thinking and why the innards of it…

Improve Your Heart Health in 2018 With these Tips

When it comes to maintaining and/or improving your heart health, it’s the little things you…

winter blues
Vitamin D-Rich Foods Help Say Goodbye to Winter Blues

Winter blues got you down? Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is estimated to affect 10 million…

Are You Brain Drained?

Everyone has those days. You’re operating in a fog, or perhaps you spaced out on…

osteoporosis
Busting Myths and Misconceptions about Osteoporosis

One in two women over the age of 50 will suffer a fracture caused by…

group of women
Why Women Should Write

“Words turn probability into fact and by sheer force of definition, translate tendencies into habits.” ~…

healthy
Age Ferociously with This Healthy Eating Game Plan

Healthy diet and lifestyle are our best weapons against age-related diseases. Becci Twombley is sports…

fatigue
Constantly Fighting Fatigue? You Might Have Low Iron

If you’re a woman who feels like you’re constantly fighting fatigue, there could be a…

sleep deprivation
Sleep Deprivation and How It Affects Women

With over-scheduled days full of early-morning conference calls and endless to-do lists, it’s impossible to…

Hurricane Harvey
Gratitude and the Flood – Lessons Learned from Hurricane Harvey

Our beloved editor had her toes very close to Hurricane Harvey’s spew in August and,…

first daughter
Will I Die Like My Mother? First Daughter Traits

During my growing up years, I heard the stories of the women and men in…

manifestor
Are You a Manifestor?

Do you wish you could just snap your fingers like a genie and make your…

cholesterol
CHOLESTEROL is a Girl’s Best Friend – Debunking the ‘Lower is Better’ Myth

Over the course of the past year, I’ve hosted several cream- of- the- crop Physicians…

shingles
Over 50? You’re at Risk for Shingles!

A few years ago, a Harris Interactive-sponsored poll* found that Americans consider 50 to be the…

get in shape
Put a Plan Behind Your Passion to Get in Shape

To lose weight and/or get in better shape consistently ranks as one of the top…

heart disease
Lifestyle Changes to Reduce Your Risk for Heart Disease

A single choice doesn’t matter most of the time. Having dessert one night, taking a…

exercise-tips
How Small Changes Have a Big Impact on Your Health!

You want to be healthier, right? But try as you might, it always seems like…

stress reliever
7 Stress Relievers to Slow Down, Regroup and Refocus

Juggling family, work and obligations can be enough to stress anyone out in today’s hectic…

building confidence
Steps to Rebuild Your Self Confidence After 50

Virtually everyone struggles with a lack of self-confidence at some point in their lives and…

joint health
Four-Point Joint Health Maintenance Plan

Keep on cruising with a regular maintenance schedule for your joint health! Whether it’s a…

overcome gym-timidation
Overcome Your Gym-Timidation!

No one really relishes the idea of growing older and experiencing the health issues that…

vitamin e
The Overlooked Vitamin E – Why You Need It!

You get your fill of vitamins C and D by eating oranges and soaking in…

heart healthy foods
Heart Healthy Foods that Actually Tantalize Your Taste Buds

What does oatmeal, beans and skinless chicken have in common? They are all heart healthy…

danger of blue light
How Blue Light is Affecting Our Vision

It’s everywhere — inside as well as outside your home. As digital device usage increases,…

insomnia
Will I Ever Get Enough Sleep?

If you are struggling with insomnia, it can seem like you have many questions that…

pelvic exercises
Hitting the Pelvic Floor

Have you made your annual New Year’s resolution? Make one more – try something new…